The History of the Canal Du Midi for Cyclists


Before heading out on your Canal Du Midi bike tour it is important to learn a bit about its history.  You will get a better understanding and deeper appreciation when cycling the Canal Du Midi by taking a few moments to read its history below.  The Canal du Midi is the oldest working canal in the world, a magnificent feat of seventeenth century engineering once used for commerce, now for leisure.


A brief history of the Canal Du Midi is presented below.  For a more detailed history, please consult the other pages of this website.

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